DA Form 543 "Request for Records"

What Is DA Form 543?

This is a military form that was released by the U.S. Department of the Army (DA) on August 1, 2010. The form, often mistakenly referred to as the DD Form 543, is a military form used by and within the U.S. Army. As of today, no separate instructions for the form are provided by the DA.

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REQUEST FOR RECORDS
For use of this form, see AR 25-400-2; the proponent agency is AASA.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE COMPLETING THIS FORM
.
These records will be used for official purposes only.
.
Do not remove, permit to be removed, add to, or reveal the contents to unauthorized persons.
.
The requester is responsible for return of these records intact to the office of record.
SECTION I - TO BE COMPLETED BY THE REQUESTER
1. RECORD(s) REQUESTED (Give file classification, subject, date, and other identifying information. If records of personnel are
requested, give name (LAST NAME FIRST), grade, type of file requested, and purpose for which records are to be used.)
2. REQUESTER'S ADDRESS
3. ESTIMATED NO. OF DAYS RECORDS ARE NEEDED
4. TELEPHONE NO.
5. DATE
6. NAME AND SIGNATURE OF REQUESTER
SECTION II - TO BE COMPLETED BY THE RECORDS CUSTODIAN
7. SEARCHER'S REPORT
a. RECORDS ATTACHED FOR DELIVERY TO ADDRESS IN
d. NAME, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NO., AND DATE LOANED
ITEM 2.
b. RECORDS CURRENTLY ON LOAN (Complete block 7d.)
c. UNABLE TO IDENTIFY RECORDS
8. DATE RECORDS MUST RETURNED
9. ADDRESS OF CUSTODIAN
10. TELEPHONE NO.
11. DATE
12. NAME AND SIGNATURE OF CUSTODIAN
SECTION III - TO BE COMPLETED BY THE OFFICE OF RECORD
13. DATE RETURNED
14. SIGNATURE OR INITIALS OF INDIVIDUAL TO WHOM RECORDS WERE RETURNED
DA FORM 543, AUG 2010
PREVIOUS EDITIONS ARE OBSOLETE.
APD LC v1.01 ES
REQUEST FOR RECORDS
For use of this form, see AR 25-400-2; the proponent agency is AASA.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE COMPLETING THIS FORM
.
These records will be used for official purposes only.
.
Do not remove, permit to be removed, add to, or reveal the contents to unauthorized persons.
.
The requester is responsible for return of these records intact to the office of record.
SECTION I - TO BE COMPLETED BY THE REQUESTER
1. RECORD(s) REQUESTED (Give file classification, subject, date, and other identifying information. If records of personnel are
requested, give name (LAST NAME FIRST), grade, type of file requested, and purpose for which records are to be used.)
2. REQUESTER'S ADDRESS
3. ESTIMATED NO. OF DAYS RECORDS ARE NEEDED
4. TELEPHONE NO.
5. DATE
6. NAME AND SIGNATURE OF REQUESTER
SECTION II - TO BE COMPLETED BY THE RECORDS CUSTODIAN
7. SEARCHER'S REPORT
a. RECORDS ATTACHED FOR DELIVERY TO ADDRESS IN
d. NAME, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NO., AND DATE LOANED
ITEM 2.
b. RECORDS CURRENTLY ON LOAN (Complete block 7d.)
c. UNABLE TO IDENTIFY RECORDS
8. DATE RECORDS MUST RETURNED
9. ADDRESS OF CUSTODIAN
10. TELEPHONE NO.
11. DATE
12. NAME AND SIGNATURE OF CUSTODIAN
SECTION III - TO BE COMPLETED BY THE OFFICE OF RECORD
13. DATE RETURNED
14. SIGNATURE OR INITIALS OF INDIVIDUAL TO WHOM RECORDS WERE RETURNED
DA FORM 543, AUG 2010
PREVIOUS EDITIONS ARE OBSOLETE.
APD LC v1.01 ES